The Dirty Tactics That Took Down Whistleblower and Wikileaks Owner Julian Assange

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It seems that both the U.S. and U.K. governments are teaming up to throw every dirty trick in the book they can at infamous whistleblower and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. They have psychologically tortured him to the point the mother of his children fears for his life.

Every dirty trick in the book

The United States government stepped up the pressure by adding some extra charges to Julian Assange’s case on Wednesday with fresh offenses “that relate to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.” They don’t mention all the dirty tricks they used to get their evidence.

In 2012, Assange didn’t know that Anonymous had been infiltrated by the Federal Bureau of Instigation. They were busy using the exposed hackers as pawns in a political chess game. The leader of LulzSec had already turned rat by the time Assange gave him a list of “targets,” noting the “impact” the release of secret documents from the “CIA, NSA, or the New York Times” would have.

When an anonymous hacker with LulzSec hit paydirt inside the mainframe of “an American intelligence consulting company,” Assange allegedly “indirectly asked him to spam that victim company again.” Somewhere around then, Wikileaks allegedly “conspired with Army Intelligence Analyst Chelsea Manning to crack a password hash to a classified U.S. Department of Defense computer.”

Confined in a cage

Assange is currently fighting extradition from the U.K. to the U.S. and his hearings have been conducted in virtual secrecy. The press was forbidden to take photos but some images were captured inside London’s Woolwich Crown Court before the order was issued.

A “disoriented” looking Assange is “confined to a glass cage and unable to communicate with his lawyers.” That, right there, is a huge violation of global civil rights conventions. The dirty scoundrels are keeping the defendant “physically sequestered from his legal team, and unable to follow his own trial.”

Assange is being held in the Belmarsh supermax prison. It’s “regarded as the UK’s version of the US facility at Guantanamo” and holds mafia henchmen and al-Qaeda members.

His arguments against the barbaric practice fell on deaf ears. “I am as much a participant in these proceedings as I am at Wimbledon. I cannot communicate with my lawyers or ask them for clarifications.” One of the images depicts Assange “gazing through the bulletproof glass panes at two of his lawyers, Stella Morris and Baltazar Garzon.” Stella Morris is the mother of two of Assange’s boys.

In April, things got so spooky for the attorney she released a video testimonial admitting the relationship. She relates how starting in 2017, she was “spied on by a Spanish security firm apparently hired by the CIA through Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands.”

It got so bad that “the director of the firm ordered an employee to steal a diaper,” so they could match the dirty “DNA to that of Assange.” That was going too far. “I understood that the powers that were against Julian were ruthless and there were no bounds to it, and that’s why I feel that I have to [reveal myself as the mother of Assange’s children].” She’s afraid “that Julian’s life might be coming to an end.”

A large file of dirty material

A public investigation into the Spanish company hired by Ecuador to provide embassy security, UC Global, uncovered “a large file of material.” It contained “hundreds of secret copies of the passports of Mr Assange’s visitors,” along with multiple emails exchanged between the company owner and the employees.

According to a whistleblowing employee, Mr. Martinez, the entire embassy was infested with electronic bugs including cameras and microphones. He also insists that the recording of legal conversations wasn’t accidental. UC Global’s dirty owner David Morales “was justifying himself by saying that he had been expressly asked for this information, sometimes referring to ‘the Americans.'”

“He sent on several occasions — via email, by phone and verbally — some lists of targets in which we had to pay special attention. They were mainly Mr Assange’s lawyers.”

An occupational hazard

WikiLeaks adviser Jennifer Robinson “wasn’t surprised at all” to learn she was spied on. “It’s an occupational hazard for human rights lawyers. You’re bugged, you’re followed by secret police, you’re spied upon,” she asserts.

It’s important for clients to be able to speak “frankly and freely in a confidential space with their lawyers.” Not only do they need to choose the best possible legal strategy, they need to make sure “that the other side does not have advance notice of it.” That’s why these dirty tricks are so serious.

That’s why “it is incredibly troubling that our secret and privileged legal conversations with Julian Assange were recorded and apparently handed to U.S. authorities,” she told ABC. The dirty spying on Assange’s legal conferences denied his basic legal rights and will be used in his defense. Assange’s legal team also confirmed they will try to seek asylum for the WikiLeaks boss in France.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. He gets what he deserves but printing all the stuff Manning sent him. Bad judgement can get a person in trouble.

  2. Mr. Assange is a huge hero, by exposing all the corrupt politicians and needs to be exonerated. People like Hillary, oboma and all the co-horts are still walking free. When the people take back the power, the criminals need to be the one’s in jail and prosecuted

  3. Obama pardoned Manning. Assange did not commit any crimes. Wiki Leaks is a publication or media like the NYT or WP who regularly publish classified information yet they are not being persecuted for it. So where is the justice? obvious, double standards at play here. Obama pardoned the criminal but Mr. Assange has endured years of confinement, torture, spied on, bullied, harassed and illegally persecuted.

  4. I believe that Mr. Assange is indeed a hero of the people. He has revealed crime and conspiracy at high levels on behalf of the common people. Yes, world leaders are outrgaed; however, it is because their corruption is being revealed.

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